Posts Tagged Easter

Eli’s Cheesecake Helps Bring a Happy Easter to the Seniors served by Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

The Chicago Chapter of the Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly brings companionship and social interaction to over one thousand seniors in the Chicago area each year. This is done through a volunteer group of almost 1,400 people who help bring joy and compassion to a group who thrive on the interaction.

For Easter, Eli’s Cheesecake supported the Little Brothers by donating our cheesecake to be part of an Easter dinner was delivered to incapacitated seniors.

Helping a worthy group like Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly makes all of us at Eli’s feel good about making a difference in our community.

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Back Street Boys celebrate Easter with dinner at Eli’s the Place for Steak

When the Backstreet Boys were in Chicago on the Millennium Tour in 2001, we were fortunate to have them dine at Eli’s the Place for Steak. It was therefore great to have them return for dinner on Easter Sunday when they were in town for the sold out show, Monday, March 28th, at the House of Blues.Thanks to Chef Michael, Jenny, Ahmad and our other staff members for coming in to serve these special guests. All of us at Eli’s wish the Backstreet Boys the best on their tour and the launch of their new “Incomplete” album.

Zwecker’s column

March 29, 2005


BOYS’ NOISE: Though Eli’s the Place for Steak is normally closed for Easter, Maureen and Marc Schulman made an exception — much to the delight of their youngest daughter, Elana. That’s why the Backstreet Boys dined at the Chicago Avenue steakery Sunday — after watching the Michigan State-Kentucky game at the eatery’s bar.

A funny note: As they left, one of the band’s huge bodyguards was heard whining, after catching a glimpse of ‘Desperate Housewives’ on the bar’s TV. ‘Oh, no! It’s a new episode and I missed it!’

*Later that night, A.J., Nick and Howie segued on to the Leg Room — hanging out ’til the wee hours and loving the hip-hop stylings of the Near North Side nightspot’s DJ Johnny Price.

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Easter Bunny Visits Eli’s Dock Sale

The Easter Bunny was busy helping customers at our Easter Dock Sale this past Saturday. Eli’s Dock Sales are one of our oldest traditions that originated when our bakery was located on Dakin Street. Our only retail selling area was a two door freezer and the only way to open up to the public was with a tent—which can get pretty cold in Chicago in December. Our Cafe Co-Manager, Hilda Carillo, remembers well when it was below zero outside and we had a sale in the snow.

Today the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe is open 7 days a week for desserts, lunch and the biggest selection of Eli’s Cheescakes and desserts anywhere. We have Dock Sales (literally on our shipping dock and far warmer than the tent) on the Saturday before Easter, the weekend of the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival, the Saturday before Thanksgiving (also the Saturday of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival) and the two Saturdays before Christmas.It is an opporunity for our customers to see many of our new products as the dock gives us room to highlight a even bigger selection. Mark down September 17th and 18th for our next Dock Sales in connection with the annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

Our Pastry Chefs are also in the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe during the Easter Week. Here Pastry Chefs Martha and Alicia are doing demonstations of chocolate work and decorating cheesecakes for our customers.

Another great tradition at Eli’s is Family Cookie Baking. This is available for birthday parties and also for families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays and during Easter. Families get assistance for our staff and are able to create a wide range of cookies appropriate for the holiday.

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